Products : Materials
Wireless Transmitter Adhesive

The Strouse Corporation (Westminster, MD) offers an adhesive designed to cover half an area measuring .105" × .105" and crafted with a tab as an asset when attaching to the device. It is die cut in a Class 10,000 clean room and delivered as a linered product on a roll, for automatic machine...

Products : Medical
Flow Control Switch

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) offers an inline flow switch #97337 that features both a female and male luer lock. It is made of a polycarbonate body and an acetal slider that acts as an ON/OFF switch, and may be used in any application that involves liquid flow and requires inline shut off capability. When it is in the ON position,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cabinet Oven

The No. 932 electrically heated, 500°F cabinet oven from Grieve (Round Lake, IL) is used to cure large silicone rubber parts. Workspace dimensions measure 50"W × 50"D × 50"H. 60 kW power installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements and a 2450 CFM, 1-1/2-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the...

Products : Medical
Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber Composites

Ensinger (Washington, PA) has launched a series of highly loaded thermoplastic carbon fibre composites designed to offer high mechanical strength and heat distortion properties to medical components. TECATEC PEEK CW50 is manufactured using the matrix polymer VICTREX® PEEK™, which is compressed with...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical-Grade Microwave Power Generator

Emblation Microwave (Alloa, Scotland) offers the MSYS245 medical-grade microwave power generator, capable of more than 100 W CW output power at 2.45 GHz. It is suitable for a wide range of surgical applications, including soft tissue ablation, microwave hyperthermia therapy, diathermy, and microwave...

Products : Motion Control
Voice Coil Stages

Equipment Solutions (Sunnyvale, CA) offers submicron, >300 nanometer positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages that are self contained, compact, and able to be mounted in a horizontal or vertical axis. The VCS-2020 Voice Coil Stage features a 20 mm diameter aperture. An integrated Analog position feedback sensor...

Applications : Manufacturing & Prototyping
UV Flow Analysis Technique Pinpoints Source of Minute Flaws in Reagent Discs

Near-patient in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests depend on medical devices to perform diagnoses, generally in controlled environments and using non-invasive techniques external to the patient. Rapid availability of IVD results is advantageous to both physicians and...

Applications : Medical
Developing a System to Reduce Post-Endoscopic Medical Complications

Growing obesity rates, aging populations, poor diets, and other factors have fueled a tremendous increase in the number of patients seeking gastrointestinal treatments and caused greater demand for both diagnostic and interventional endoscopic procedures.

Briefs : Medical
Brain Sensing Technology Provides Real-Time Diagnosis

Every 21 seconds, someone suffers a serious brain injury, including stroke, trauma, or concussion. Until now, there has been no way to quickly and reliably diagnose these calamities.

Briefs : Medical
Principles, Techniques, and Applications of Tissue Microfluidics

The principle of tissue microfluidics and its resultant techniques has been applied to cell analysis. Building microfluidics to suit a particular tissue sample would allow the rapid, reliable, inexpensive, highly parallelized, selective extraction of chosen regions of tissue for...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Technology Eliminates the Need for Pre-Wetting Cartridge Filters

There has been a long-term need in the filtration industry — particularly for a variety of life science applications — to eliminate the need for pre-wetting cartridge filters with alcohol before sending them to customers. It is not only an expensive, time-consuming process, but...

Briefs : Medical
Quantifying Risk in Various Methods of Continuous Monitoring

Worldwide, there is growing concern about how to protect public safety and increase cooperation among regulatory agencies to audit medical device companies and their suppliers. Regulatory agencies are increasingly looking to global organizations such as the Global Health Task Force...

Briefs : Materials
High-Performance Micro-Porous Fluoropolymer Plastics for Critical Applications

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fully fluorinated polymer with exceptional chemical and physical properties: excellent chemical resistance, high temperature stability, good dielectric and nonstick properties and exceptional resistance to degeneration under severe...

Briefs : Medical
Cytometer on a Chip

A cytometer now under development exploits spatial sorting of sampled cells on a microarray chip followed by use of grating-coupled surface-plasmon-resonance imaging (GCSPRI) to detect the sorted cells. This cytometer on a chip is a prototype of contemplated future miniature cytometers that would be suitable for rapidly...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Portable Ultrasound Device to Boost Emergency Medical Care on Earth and in Space

With funding from a space medicine research institute, a breakthrough device could someday kill tumors and stop internal bleeding without knives, scalpels, or stitches — basically without surgery as we know it.

Mission Accomplished : Software
Combat Casualty Care Educational Program Developed for U.S. Armed Forces

With American troops leaving Iraq and military efforts continuing in Afghanistan, educators at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have helped develop a first-of-its-kind educational program to train U.S. armed forces medical personnel in critical combat...

Features : Medical
Engineering a Paradigm Shift in At-Home Monitoring Devices

Semiconductor vendors are constantly on the lookout for the market dislocations that will provide the opportunity for product innovation and subsequent sales and revenue growth. Market dislocations tend to be anticipated and debated long before they come to fruition — echoing the old...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Three Elements of Cost-Effective Modeling and Simulation

A recent study by Josh Makower, MD, and a team of researchers from Stanford University found that, on average, medical device companies spend $31 million to bring a low-to-medium-risk device to market. Furthermore, the study finds the time it takes to do so is an average of 10 months for...

Products : Software
Mobile FEA Tool

NEi Software (Westminster, CA) has introduced the NEi Stratus, a free finite element analysis (FEA) mobile application that allows engineers to view results on their iPhone and iPad. It works in conjunction with the NEi Nastran finite element solver to analyze the stress of structures and mechanical components, and in mobile...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Real Time Operating System

The ThreadX® RTOS from Express Logic (San Diego, CA) is designed for microcontroller-based applications and features a memory footprint as small as 2 KB to reside on limited on-chip MCU memory. It provides pre-emptive, real-time, priority-based scheduling for optimum responsiveness and includes services such as thread...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Glass Optical Filters

Abrisa Technologies (Santa Paula, CA) offers custom glass optical filters for medical imaging, testing, monitoring, and analytic instrumentation display screens and panels used for real-time imaging, vital sign monitoring, and various analytical instrumentation devices. Chemical or heat strengthened glass provides a...

Products : Motion Control
Low Profile Rotary Encoders

HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commutation tracks for use in small-dimensioned servo motors. The encoders come equipped with a 35-mm housing diameter and can be connected to almost all standard subsequent electronics for control of digitally...

Products : Software
Graphic Human Machine Interface

QSI Coporation (Salt Lake City, UT) offers the panel-mount QTERM®-G72 terminal, featuring a 7" (177 mm), 800 × 480 pixel, LED-lighted TFT-LCD display, resistive touch screen, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Atmel® ARM-9 processor, and two serial ports. Qlarity® object-based programming language and design environment...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Push-to-Connect Fittings

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Newloc® push-to-connect fittings in acetal copolymer and brass. Both allow quick connections to rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Typical applications include pneumatic control systems, robotics, instrumentation, and chemical lines. The...

Products : Medical
Multi-Lumen Tubing

Wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing from Putnam Plastics (Dayville, CT) offers two or more passageways for gas/fluid management and mechanical/electrical delivery within minimally invasive devices. Reinforcements are available in coil or braid form, depending on therapeutic procedure requirements. Braided reinforcements...

Products : Medical
Imaging Module

DALSA (Ontario, Canada) has developed the Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high-resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. The Argus-DQ...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Desktop Power Supplies

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies, featuring 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series is approved to UL60601-1, CSA22.2 No. 601.1, and EN60601-1 medical standards and complies with EN55011/FCC Class B radiated and...

Products : Imaging
110 VAC Power Solution with Axis Robot

EPSON Robots (Carson, CA) has introduced a high performance 110 VAC power solution with EPSON C3 Compact 6 Axis Robots for non-manufacturing environments such as medical laboratories, clinics, and hospitals. The robots are also suitable for medical device assembly and other applications. They are available...

Products : Medical
Plug and Play Imaging Solution

Lumenera Corporation (Ontario, Canada) has released a new Mac Camera Driver and ImageJ Plug-In to provide support for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 and greater. The software also provides a stand-alone INFINITY CAPTURE application for Lumenera’s scientific USB 2.0 camera line.

Products : Medical
Imaging System

The iBox® Explorer™ Fluorescence Microscope from UVP (Cambridge, England) offers new micro imaging technology that incorporates imaging of tissues, tissue margins, and individual cells. The system operates in the visible and NIR wavelengths, yielding images of tissues and cells, or, using the joystick, “flies” across an...

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